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#130 of 136 Re: Rear Door Locks Not Opening [nissmazlover]
Sep 01, 2007 (7:25 pm)
I am getting the same thing but only on the drivers side. I think there is something loose inside because if i repeatedly press the open (which opens it ) it sounds like a something knocking kind of like a front door knocker. I have the power door assist thing.
#131 of 136 Aftermarket Alarm and remote start
Sep 04, 2007 (6:34 pm)
Anyone got these things installed aftermarket? Any problems that might come if I did this? Any recommendations on parts?
It seems that the anti-theft that is installed on the Mazda5 only triggers when it is already being stolen.
#132 of 136 Re: Rear Door Locks Not Opening [nissmazlover]
Sep 14, 2007 (6:02 pm)
Oh yes, we had the same problem with the rear passenger door lock. It was making a clicking/rattling noise as it tried to lock or unlock with the remote or the power buttons. It drove us nuts for months-I took it to the Mazda dealer 3 times before they actually verified that it was malfunctioning (like yours, it didn't do it every time at first, eventually it got where it wouldn't lock/unlock at all with the power buttons). The dealer took the door all apart, ordered multiple parts, and finally got it fixed.
The next week, of course, the rear driver's side door started the same thing-Mazda dealer wants my car for a week so they can take it apart and diagnose before they'll order the parts.
I wonder how long this fix will last...I have an '06 I got in fall '05, with about 49K. Glad I got the extended warranty.
#133 of 136 Re: Rear Door Locks Not Opening [wegot2]
Nov 16, 2007 (2:53 pm)
I have a first model year touring. I had the recall work on the latches done and then a month or two later my drivers sliding tour would not open. And it wouldn't do it no matter how many times I clicked the remote. Then the next day it worked. This happened on and off randomly for a month and then the passenger door started doing it. Yesterday I brought it in for repair and luckily it actually would not open when I dropped the car off. So it was witnessed. Since then the dealer claims it's working fine. They even drove the car a bit before trying to replicate it. The dealer says they won't just throw parts at it- they want to see what's wrong before replacing the parts. Of course thanks to the prior posts I will fight that. I have a toddler and an infant in this car sometimes and I'd like to think in an emergency the doors would open.
I'll keep ya posted.
#134 of 136 Re: Rear Door Locks Not Opening [nissmazlover]
Aug 18, 2009 (8:37 am)
For all the people who posted about the rear door locks not opening, can you report on your progress? I have a Mazda5 2006 year model and it does the same thing with the passenger side door. It will not open with the remote, but will open when you push on the inside front door unlock button. We have our car at Mazda today and they have said it has nothing to do with the recall that went out a couple of times. My worry, like someone else who posted, is that if we are ever in an accident and need to get the kids out quickly, the door lock may prevent us from getting in. I expressed this to the Mazda tech on the phone. He said the only thing he can do is take off the door cover and lock assembly and have a look (for $150). When I asked if this was a common occurance he said no, but that he had seen it before. He said his only guess on cost to fix is anywhere from $150-600, but he could not be sure until he actually looked at the lock.
If enough people have had the same problem, I can document this and then take it to Mazda (to perhaps order a recall and fix at their expense). Is this not covered under standard 3-year warranty??
#135 of 136 Re: Rear Door Locks Not Opening [sandiegoguy]
Aug 18, 2009 (8:37 am)
Any update you can share? (I know it has been 2 years since your last post)
#136 of 136 Re: Rear Door Locks Not Opening [vasselle]
Aug 18, 2009 (5:16 pm)
Mine still does it every now and then. And frankly, I only use the door rarely now. It's the right rear slider that's the issue.
I pulled some work orders:
In June 2007 they replaced to rear door latches - a recall. That didn't fix the door lock issue.
In Nov 2007 they did this: (Quoted from the service invoice)
"20614 BCM and door lock switches need DW Found door lock switches not working, performed diagnosis, checked wire 5I from BCM and no signal found, replaced BCM and found signal from BCM blue wire, but lock not working,further diagnose and found both left and right switch internal malfunction, removed from switch from stock unit and installed in customers per customer satisfaction, found door lock working properly after repairs"
Hope that helps. My car has a new intermittent bug. None of the windows will go down. Switch becomes dead. A good wack to the drivers armrest and it works. I'm guessing a loose wire or connection.